Makaton Foundation Course

26th February 2018

Makaton Foundation Course

Dates: Monday 26th February & Monday 5th March

Times: 09.30 – 16.00

Prices: £120 for professionals, 50% discount for parents and carers at £60

Lunch and refreshments provided

Following our successful Makaton taster session earlier in the year, Seashell Trust is offering a two day foundation course from 9.30am until 4pm on Monday 15th and Monday 22nd January.

Makaton has transformed the lives of children and adults with a range of different communication difficulties. It’s designed to support spoken language – signs are used with speech, in spoken word order to help children and adults to communicate.  

Our foundation workshop will provide a detailed introduction to Makaton, offering plenty of practical experience of signing alongside theory and technical information.  It will be led by Seashell Trust’s Speech and Language Therapy Lead, Kate Duggan, who presents this short CBeebies video which introduces Makaton.

By the end of the course you’ll be confident using the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 of the core vocabulary – those that are commonly used in everyday life.  You’ll have learnt about research into sign and symbol use, symbol design themes, the use and purpose of Makaton and received an overview of alternative systems of communication.  If you'd like to build your skills further, you'll be eligible to book onto our Makaton Enhancement course which will be held in March.

Whether you have a professional interest, care for someone who has limited speech or work for an organisation that strives to be more inclusive of those with disabilities, our session will provide a comprehensive introduction to Makaton. No prior knowledge is necessary.

Booking your place

Book your place online here, email or call 0161 610 0741.